President, VPs Put Fitness Trail to Test
Date: Oct. 3, 2002
By: Marianne Kunnen-Jones
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Photos By: Marianne Kunnen-Jones
Archive: Campus News
President Joseph A. Steger came to the dedication of UC's new Bearcat Fitness Trail dressed for a workout. First he cut a red ribbon at Station No. 1 with the help of James Tucker, vice president for Administrative and Business Services, and Mitchel Livingston, vice president for Student Affairs and Services. Then the president showed that he didn't wear a sweat suit just for show - he tested out the apparatus by exercising.
He stretched, he did sit-ups and he hopped at several stations along the 1.4-mile (2K) trail, which links two UC hilltop campuses. A crowd of about 25 spectators, along with vice presidents Tucker and Livingston, followed him from the first stop at Teachers College to Sigma Sigma Commons, where they joined in the festivities of the Health and Wellness Fair. There they also met up with a group of exercisers who started on the Medical Center side of the trail.
Before slicing the ribbon outside Teachers College, Steger joked that he told the President's Cabinet that they would all be starting each day by using the fitness trail. He noted that while the trail will serve as a bridge between two campuses, it also will help keep the campus community healthy.
The double ceremony to dedicate the trail began at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 2 and concluded on Sigma Sigma Commons at about 12:20 p.m. Red paws painted on the ground mark the trail's route through the university.
The idea for the trail came from the university's Quality Service Initiative.
More information on the Health and Wellness Fair
More information on the fitness trail
Bearcat Fitness Trail map